Ice Chips Montreal Canadiens Carey Price morning skate

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Montreal Canadiens

For the first time this season, Habs goaltender Carey Price is on the ice for the optional morning skate at the team’s practice facility in Brossard. The Habs announced he’s progressing and has begun a new stage of his rehab.

Price, 34, underwent off-season knee surgery in July and has not suited up this season. He has been skating the last couple of weeks and working with goalie coach Eric Raymond.

There is no timetable for his return.

Jonathan Drouin (wrist) returns to the lineup for tonight against the Ottawa Senators. He last played on Jan. 20 against the Vegas Golden Knights. He has six goals and 20 points in 32 games this season.

Josh Anderson is considered a game-time decision for tonight.

Brendan Gallagher (lower-body injury) will not play tonight and is considered day-to-day. The 29-year-old has five goals and 14 points in 43 games this season.

Defenseman David Savard is taking part in his first practice with the team since injuring his ankle in January. He is day-to-day.

Forward Tyler Pitlick is day-to-day. Defenseman Kale Clague will skate today but is expected to miss another week. Ryan Poehling is out for one to two weeks with an upper-body injury.

goaltender Andrew Hammond is also expected to miss another one to two weeks with injury. but is currently skating.

head coach Martin St.Louis also confirmed that no player will be scratched tonight because of a potential trade.

Ottawa Senators

Head coach DJ Smith there are no changes to last night’s lineup except Filip Gustavsson will start in goal.

The 23-year-old is 3-10-1 in 14 appearances this season with an .890 save percentage and 3.69 goals-against average.

The Sens have also recalled defenseman Dillon Heatherington from AHL Belleville.

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